Demo:Dram – In Action
See the latest footage from our Summer School in Budapest 2019. The aim of the summer school was to work with teachers and educators to explore how we might create democratic classrooms in their own practice. To do this, the teachers were tasked with creating exhibits for an exhibition about democratic education.
Adam Bethlenfalvy discusses and evaluates the impact of his Antigone workshop on teachers at the summer school in Athens.
Adam Bethlenfalvy discusses and evaluates the impact of working in role on teachers.
Chris Bolton discusses and evaluates how teachers responded to the creation of community.
Ed Lee discusses and evaluates the role of significant objects in his workshop with teachers.
Flavia Gallo discusses and evaluates the impact of mimesis on teachers.
Flavia Gallo discusses and evaluates the role of mimesis on the exploration of poetry.
What is Demo:Dram?
The Demo:Dram workshops outline and present practical exercises for teachers of humanities, languages and drama in education practitioners to use in their specific fields, and offer a detailed evidence-informed description of the drama process and content.
“Being involved in an advisory capacity for the Democracy through Drama initiative was really interesting and useful to my PhD, publication and practice where I am researching identity and positioning through drama. It is wonderful to witness the inclusive drama pedagogy that is being applied in practice with a wide range of colleagues, including teachers of other subjects as well as drama practitioners and students. The work of the Demo:Dram team in the positioning of their participants empowered and engaged us, and we were able to identify features we could draw on in our particular subject areas. We were able to bring in our own expertise, and find new ways we could provide spaces for reflection on democracy for the young people we work with.”Iona Towler Evans
"As a Drama teacher, finding new and innovative ways to improve my pedagogy practice is invaluable. Being involved in the Demo:Dram project proved very helpful and insightful - so much so that I have incorporated elements of the pedagogical strategies into my own Drama lessons and practice with much success. These strategies allow my pupils to explore many subject areas across the curriculum in an exciting and unique way, even when dealing with difficult topics and new perspectives. Not only are these strategies exciting, they are also accessible for a wide range of teachers to use."Jordana Wilson
Demo:Dram UK Project Leaders
Want to know more or if we can support you and your school with drama class exercises?
For more information please use the contact form below and we’ll be in contact with you.
Dr Eleni Kanira - Project lead
Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies / Childhood courses Research Co-ordinator / Birmingham City University
BEd./PGCE in Early Childhood Education
MA (Drama Education) & PhD (Education)
PGDip. In Psychoanalytic Infant Observation
Christopher Bolton - Drama lead
Senior Lecturer in Drama Education / Subject Route Leader PGCE Secondary Drama / Research Co-ordinator Secondary & PCET / Birmingham City University
BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies with English Literature
MA Performance Analysis
PGCE Secondary Drama
Want to know more or if we can support you and your school with drama class exercises? For more information please use the contact form and we’ll be in contact with you.
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Birmingham B15 3TN UK
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Demo:Dram European Partners
All images from the Budapest Summer School were kindly provided bywho is a freelance photographer, artist, teacher and activist based in Budapest, Hungary.